"Left luggage" by german composer Charlotte Seither is dedicated to Susanne Kessel.
It is part of Vol. 1 of Susanne Kessel's global composition project
"250 piano pieces for Beethoven"
Susanne Kessel invited 250 composers from all over the world to write new piano pieces for Beethoven's 250th anniversary in the year 2020. All pieces refer to Beethoven's music and/or his life.
Susanne Kessel played the world premieres of all the piano pieces in Beethoven's birthtown Bonn. And further performances also in other cities and countries.
All pieces are published within a high quality sheet music edition by EDITIONS MUSICA FERRUM / London.
You can find the sheet music of this piece in Vol. 1 of the project's edition.
Charlotte Seither about her piano piece „Left Luggage“
“In this piece the first chord of the Sonata Op. 31 No. 3 of Beethoven gives the beginning, being cut immediately, giving up any context, leading into silence. It appears like an object of left luggage, belonging to another place and time, forgotten by any fictive traveller of the past. The piece takes up some details, transforming them into the sound of the inside of the piano which then develops its own structure. The „left suitcase“ is coming up again, creating its own system of grammar by appearing or not, relating the „left objects“ in a secret way with each other. The piece deals with two layers of material, also the left objects seem to be „dissolved from their context“. It never quotes.“
German pianist Susanne Kessel invited 250 composers all around the globe to write piano pieces "for Beethoven". In
celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250 anniversary in the year 2020, thshe plays all the 250 p ieces and publishes the sheet music within 10 festive Volumes at Editions Musica Ferrum / London....more